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A War for the Home: St. Charbel’s Powerful Call to Defend the Family
Be a Man: St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Rule of Life
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Is it Okay to Meditate as a Catholic?

With the rise of Headspace, Calm, and all of the other mindfulness meditation apps, those of us coming from a Christian background can have a lot of very good questions: are these methods okay to use? Are they bad or evil? Are they Buddhist? Are they in line with Church teaching? I, myself, was an avid Headspace user for 3...

Chains of Freedom: A Uniquely Catholic Antidote to Masturbation

It's still early in the new year, and resolutions and fresh starts are still inspiring us. Lent approaches. Many readers of The Catholic Gentlemen are participating in the ascetic rigors of Exodus 90. This is in many ways the most proper time of year for the unchaste, especially those with long-term addictions to pornography and masturbation, to make a fresh...

What is Truth? Discerning What is Real from Propaganda

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:2 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” John 18:38 “The 1640’s in England were the propaganda years, when myth became truth because so...

Leadership is Love

What is leadership? In a word, love. Leadership is love. If this assertion strikes you as odd at first, perhaps overly simplistic and dismissive of the grit and ire normally associated with “true” leadership, I imagine you are not alone. The argument, “Leadership is love,” sounds absurd juxtaposed to modern connotations that would have us believe “good” leadership is all...

Just Say No to Alexa

“Man is the only animal nature has endowed with the gift of speech.”- Aristotle, Politics It is estimated that almost a quarter of American homes have a voice-enabled ‘smart speaker,’ and experts predict that over half of households will within a few years. The lion’s share of these devices are Amazon’s Alexa. A closer consideration of this situation could render...

Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

There is something about a new year that psychologically feels like a new beginning. Of course, nothing has really changed other than rather numbers on the calendar. But it feels like a fresh start, nonetheless, and as a result, resolutions are en vogue this time of year. The captains of commerce are well aware of this, and get-rich-quick schemes, diet books,...

Loving God Above All

In the Gospel of Mark, when a scribe questioned Jesus about the most important commandments, Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30). Men, this is difficult to truly embrace. When you think about it realistically, there are so many...

Book Review: The Beer Option

I have to be honest, there’s something so empty to me in big, grand Catholic evangelical efforts. You know the type – “transforming your family with 3 easy things;” “an evening workshop that will change your marriage forever.”  The more dynamic it claims to be, and the grander the promise of impacting the entire society, the less I think it will...

Avarice: The Secret Sin that Owns Us

Pope Benedict XVI said that the saints are the best apologetics.  Their lives are a clear and manifest proof of God’s love and action in the human heart, and we know this is so because, though our heart is too little examined, we know the human condition well enough to know its corruption.  Seeing the saints is to see a...

The Catholic Gentleman Gift List 2018

Christmas is fast approaching, and many of you are looking for the ideal gift for the Catholic man in your life. But let’s face it, men can be hard to buy for! Never fear. I’m here to help. Here are 10 great gift ideas that any man will love. The Catholic Gentleman Rosary This manly rosary features heavy, gunmetal steel...

The Remedy of Silence

Almost everything about life in the modern world encourages a certain shallowness---shallowness in relationships, in thought, and in interior reflection of any sort. From morning until night, we are assaulted by a stream of images and impressions, many of which are seeking to manipulate us for certain ends.  Quantity is valued over quality, and if we can do something faster, cheaper,...

A Call to Catholic Men: Join in Prayer and Sacrifice for the Church

Anyone who has been halfway paying attention will know that the Church is facing a serious crisis---one fueled by sexual scandals, financial corruption, and increasing doctrinal confusion. It's a crisis of more than just policy too. The utter failure of many in the hierarchy to faithfully teach and proclaim the most basic tenets of the faith, coupled with grave moral...